Meet the Staff!

We would like to formally introduce you to all of our horses who take part in teaching and training us humans to ride and care for them!

Secret Pride Stables Equine Team:
Horse Information Description Lease/Sale
Say the Obvious (Cash)

Age: 22
Height: 15h
Color: Chestnut
Breed: QH
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: True Beginners
Dressage: NA
Jumping: NA
Working Equitation: NA
This special guy helped us open our doors when we first started out in 2004. A truly amazing team member, Cash has been with us on this adventure since he was three years old! He has taught hundreds of people to ride but now spends most of his time relaxing with his friends in the paddock though he does still enjoy to take a tiny tot on their first rides here and there.
Unavailable
Gentleman Jack (Jack)

Age: 28
Height: 15.3h
Color: Red Dun
Breed: Grade
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English and Western
Rider Ability: True Beginner and up
Dressage: Intro Level
Jumping: NA
Working Equitation: L1
Jack has been a part of our farm for several years now. He was originally a boarder horse and was eventually donated to us by his wonderful owner Ms. Char. A very patient horse who likes to lend a hoof in starting our beginner riders of all ages. Also, if your looking for a super calm pleasure ride, Jacks your man!
Single lease rides available
Shiver me Tembers (Tember)

Age: 22
Height: 15.1h
Color: Dun
Breed: Grade
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: True beginner and up
Dressage: Intro and Training Level
Jumping: Level 2 jumper
Working Equitation: NA
Fortunately PMU farms are a thing of the past in the United States, but we are very greatful for Tember. Tember might be your first horse you ever ride, canter, jump, do a dressage test on, ride in your first show. This horse is not only a good teacher but he is talented and loves making great memories with all of his riders.
Unavailable
Bud Wizer (Wizer)

Age: 21
Height: 15.3h
Color: Bay Paint
Breed: Clydsedale/Thoroughbred
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English and Western
Rider Ability: Beginner and up
Dressage: Introductory Level
Jumping: NA
Working Equitation: L1
Though Wizer would prefer a trail ride any day, he is improving greatly with his ring work and is continuing to become quite the lesson horse. I foresee lots of progress with his working equitation and dressage in his future for sure!
Lease options available
Sweet Sugar Thistle (Avry)

Age: 22
Height: 15h
Color: Bay Paint
Breed: APHA
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English and Western
Rider Ability: Advanced beginner and up
Dressage: Intro and Training Level
Jumping: Level 1 jumper
Working Equitation: NA
This guy has character! Avry is packed with personality and is ready to teach valuable lessons, from flying lead changes, first fences, and dressage. When your ready to step up the skill level, Avry will be waiting for you!
Unavailable
The Riddler (Riddle)

Age: 17
Height: 12.2h
Color: strawberry roan
Breed: welsh pony
Gender: mare

Disciplines: English and Western
Rider Ability: Advanced beginner and up
Dressage: Intro and Training Level
Jumping: Level 1 jumper
Working Equitation: L2
Who doesn't want to bond with this big eyed beauty? Riddle is our smallest, sweetest, and sassiest mare in the program. In this little package your able to fulfill big pony dreams from barrel racing to eventing, she does it all!
Single lease rides available
Midsummer Nights Dream (Puck)

Age: 10
Height: 13.1h
Color: fleabitten grey
Breed: Welsh
Gender: gelding

Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: Novice and up
Dressage: Intro and Training Level
Jumping: Level 2 jumper
Working Equitation: L3
Another fun pony! Puck will take your riding to the next level and test your ability to have a clear understanding of your aids and correct communication. This talented little guy certainly enjoys both teaching and learning new things and is a well rounded little guy!
Single lease rides available
Lil Man

Age: 17
Height: 13.h
Color: chestnut
Breed: grade pony
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English and Western
Rider Ability: Novice and up
Dressage: Introductory level
Jumping: Level 2 jumper
Working Equitation: L2
Our third and final pony (for now), perhaps a Chincoteague pony (we're not sure) this Lil Man is sure to steal your heart with his wild mane and big personality. While he continues to gain knowledge in dressage, this guy is otherwise your been there done that fellow. As long as your small enough he can pack you through some wonderful jump courses. Lil Man is also looking forward to doing some eventing this summer!
Unavailable
The Real Deal (Vega)
Age: 22
Height 15.3h
Color: Black
Breed: TB
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: Novice and up
Dressage: Intro through First level
Jumping: Level 3 jumper
Working Equitation: L2
One of my previous personal horses, this guy is awesome! A great pleasure, dressage, or hunter ride. He is full of talent, lateral movements, and is eager to work! Hoping to get him to some shows and progress his training in working equitation this summer!
Lease Options Available
Wiggle Room (MIA)

Age: 20
Height: 15.1h
Color: Chestnut
Breed: TB
Gender:Mare

Disciplines: English and Western
Rider Ability: Intermediate and up
Dressage: Intro through First Level
Jumping: Level 2 jumper
Working Equitation: L3
Who doesn't want that fiery chestnut mare in their life? This spunky little ottb is a great one! She has so much to offer and you will no doubt fall in love on the way. She enjoys bareback rides, dressage and working equitation and will eagerly fly with you over some fences when your ready!
Lease Options Available
Sherman

Age: 18
Height: 16h
Color: chestnut
Breed: TWH
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English and Western
Rider Ability: True beginner and up
Dressage: Intro Level
Jumping: NA
Working Equitation: L2
I can't possibly say enough great things about this horse. He is beyond sweet and personable and is the smoothest horse you'll ever ride. While Sherman excels in trail riding he will surely give you a nice introduction to the world of gaited horses while you work in the arena! Unavailable
Tiger Tank (Becken)

Age: 11
Height: 15.3h
Color: bay
Breed: TB
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: Intermediate and up
Dressage: Intro through First level
Jumping: Level 3 jumper
Working Equitation: NA
This horse is a true athlete. While I feel he was destined to be more then a lesson horse, we truly enjoy having this tank on our team and while this OTTB continues to age, with every year older and wiser he will continue to excel into a truly and amazing partner! Lease Options Available
Shangri-La (Shenga)

Age: 13
Height: 16h
Color: Bay
Breed: TB
Gender: Mare


Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: Intermediate and up
Dressage: Introductory level
Jumping: Level 1 jumper
Working Equitation: NA
Looking forward to many possabilities with this OTTB. We've only had her for less then a year and she's already come so far. I feel like this girl might make it into all the rings, and enjoy watching her progress every ride! Unavailable
St. Francis (Cisco)

Age: 18
Height: 15.2h
Color: Red dun
Breed: QH/Paint
Gender: Gelding

Disciplines: English and Western
Rider Ability: Beginner
Dressage: Introductory Level
Jumping: NA
Working Equitation: L1
Well we certainly weren't expecting picking up this saint of a horse when we went to an auction on New Years day. I'm not really sure how he ended up there but I'm glad we found eachother! A great all around pleasure horse, he wants nothing more than to please you.
Unavailable
Novustella (Nova)

Age: 14
Height: 15.1h
Color: fleabitten grey
Breed: Andalusion cross
Gender: Mare

Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: Intermediate
Dressage: NA
Jumping: NA
Working Equitation: NA
Another fun find on our New Years adventure, I hope to have more to add to this soon! Right now Nova is working on overcoming her insecurities but we plan to have her in the lesson program this summer! Unavailable
Se La Vie (Savvy)

Age: 15
Height: 16.2h
Color: Blue Roan
Breed: Percheron/Morgan
Gender: Mare
Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: Intermediate and up
Dressage: NA
Jumping: NA
Unavailable
Maggie Lavendar Magoo (Maggie)

Age: 18
Height: 15h
Color: strawberry roan blanket appaloosa
Breed: Appaloosa
Gender: Mare

Disciplines: English
Rider Ability: TBA
Dressage: NA
Jumping: NA Working Equitation: NA
Maggie was a part of our program a few years ago and has recently made a come back! I will have more information on Maggies progress soon!
Unavailable


Secret Pride Stables Team Biographies:
Now that you've met our horses, here is some info on the people that you will find around the farm that are always willing to lend a hand!

Jacinda Farm owner and operator, Head Instructor/Trainer, Stable Manager Jacinda is the Head Instructor at Secret Pride Stables LLC. Since she first sat on a horse at the age of 10, she knew her life would forever revolve around horses. She had started this facility in 2004 with the goal of making an educational riding school for horse enthusiasts. She has over 16 years of experience in teaching riders of all ages from the ground up. She focuses on a balanced, centered seat and teaches methodically in improving the rider's knowledge and effectiveness to enhance the horse's way of going. Correct equitation equals successful riding in all disciplines and therefore, a successful performance from your horse. Her students excel in the dressage, hunter/jumper and eventing.
Mr. Joe Farm owner and maintenance/repairman and any other hat you need him to wear, he does it all! If it is broken, Mr. Joe can fix it! He does a wonderful job keeping our farm safe and maintained. Joe is also a wonderful Auto Mechanic so if you need your car tuned up during your lesson, he's your man!
Caitlin Assistant Instructor
Caitlin is an Assistant Instructor. She focuses on safety while while helping you achieve your riding goals. Caitlin is currently training her Quantico rescue under saddle as well as training her pony Bella Fay 1st Level Dressage!
Jade Assistant Instructor
Jade is an Assistant Instructor. Jade has been in the saddle her whole life. She has years of experience showing locally in dressage, hunters, eventing, IEA and barrel racing. When outside the show ring she invests her time schooling our lesson horses and furthering her own personal horses training in diverse disciplines. She enjoys giving young riders their first experiences on a horse.



~Horses with Wings~

The girls who started it all ~

Urban Delight "Felisha" and Juniper Breeze "June"


Gold Ensign - Premonition - "Remi"
March 3rd, 1999 - June 9th, 2011


Hersbrucker Hops - "Katie"
April 26th, 2018


Gamblers got a Stache - "Gambler"



An Empty Bridle
An empty bridle hangs upon a wooden peg in the office
An empty halter with the faded memories of what was
Covered in the orange tint of sand from your last days you walked with us
Faded colors from the good times you had
The bridle is wrapped delicately together
Holding in the good rides
Still black and white
Hardly broken in yet by the rides that were not
The bit a shiny silver like your mane
The bridle so new - so unused
Not as used as it should have been
It hangs as memory of what was and what never will be
It will never be wiped down of the dust that is to build upon it
as that will wipe away pieces of you
It will never be worn by another as that might replace pieces of you
It is just an empty bridle but it means so much
It holds love and sadness
The emptiness of this bridle was once filled of a beautiful face
I can still see it
Ears facing happiness and curiousity
Forelock soft laying gently over a sloping forehead
and then the browband
beautifully cautious eyes always kind
an elegant face beholding the epitome of beauty
and then the noseband
tapered down to a perfect pink muzzle of musical whinnies
between the reins once was a beautiful neck
building muscle replacing times of weakness
someone hurt you but why?
I can't comprehend as I -
still grieve for you
the first time I saw you
so thin and so hurt
but you closed your eyes as I pet your face and you knew
everything was going to be okay
the last time I saw you - healed
your head in my lap
I kissed you and told you that you were beautiful
and then you slipped away
leaving behind an empty bridle
that now hangs on a wooden peg in the office
wrapped delicately around memories of you
- Jacinda Panzenhagen - Fico



Thank you for reading up on our beloved equines, they hope to see you soon!



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